Dr. Rob Stevens is an engaging and dynamic trainer, facilitator, and project director for the mining industry who guides people and organizations toward tangible and successful outcomes.

He is an outstanding communicator and educator who is adept at combining technical expertise with training, team facilitation and project management to ensure projects excel. Rob is also an accomplished mining policy advisor. He uses his experience with mining codes, mine closure, reclamation, environmental management, land use and mineral tenure to help governments, associations and industry develop sound policies and programs.


  • Professional Geologist
  • Training for Industry, Government, Investors and Communities (virtual or in-person)
  • Team Facilitation
  • Project Direction and Management
  • Mining Policy Development and Review
  • International Development
  • Mining Life Cycle, Mine Closure, Reclamation, Community Engagement, Environmental Assessment, Mining Education

Work Experience

CurrentPresident – Pakawau Geomanagement Inc. (since 1998)
2018 – 2020Vice President Regulatory and Technical Policy – Association for Mineral Exploration
2016 – 2018Director of Partnerships and Learning – UBC’s Canadian International Resources and Development Institute
2010 – 2016Associate Dean, Natural Resources and Engineering – British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
2000 – 2010Professor and Program Head, Department of Mining and Mineral Exploration – BCIT
1995 – 2014Project Geologist (mineral exploration) – various companies and organizations